Pontine and basal ganglia hypertensive haemorrhages

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Uncontrolled hypertensive patient. Sudden onset loss of consciousness.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Non-contrast CT demonstrates large pontine and left basal ganglia haemorrhages with extension of blood into the fourth, third, and lateral ventricles. There are also signs of obstructive hydrocephalus. 

Case Discussion

This case depicts typical brain haemorrhagic locations in a patient with clinical proved severe hypertensive episode favouring the diagnosis of hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhagesHypertension is known as the most common cause of intracerebral haemorrhages.

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Case information

rID: 39797
Published: 21st Sep 2015
Last edited: 21st Sep 2015
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